OK my home town of Phoenix gained a really cool distinction this last week, we are now the number one kidnapping capital in the United States. That's right there are more kidnappings in my fair town then in the rest of the country and who do you suppose we have to thank for that? That's right those dangerous right wing Christian groups Hollywood is always warning us about, you know they bomb abortion clinics right?.........Wait your telling me thetas not the truth? Well it couldn't be those peace loving people who have crossed over our border looking for honest work to feed their families? As it turns out that is exactly why we are number one...lets hear the chants "NUMBER ONE, NUMBER ONE!"
On the same note has anyone out there heard about the war being waged in Mexico between drug cartels and the government? Have any of you heard that over 6000 people in that rat whole of a country where killed last year in this war? According to this site in 6 years of war we have lost 4254 troops, but we hear all about the death toll in Iraq and yet nothing about the war at our very door step. In reading the stories about it and looking at the pictures all I can think is that this is a modern day battle with the Gadianton Robbers.
Here are some fun pictures of the Army going to war in thier country. Can't wait for that to come here as well.
Two questions for you. What happens to us in the US when this thing goes into a full fledged civil war? Where do the refugees go? How do we car for them when our country can hardly take care of itself at this point?
Next, these are drug cartels right? How about we look for actual solutions such as de-criminalizing drugs like Marijuana? Our country was count in a crime spree during prohibition, once that was done away with crime dropped. Would not the same thing stand a good chance of happening here?
What about liberty? Does it hurt you or I if some one drinks beer? If they drink and drive then yes but there are laws for our actions affecting others but if some one smokes pot and doesn't hurt anyone other then themselves what does it matter? We have been fighting a "war on drugs" for almost 30 years and it looks like we are losing, instead of admitting defeat how about we look at the basic premise of the argument and say "taking away people liberty to do with their body's what they want has negative side affects."